The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson

An Ancient Norwegian Folksong of the Holy Nights

Original Artwork by Janet Jordan; Introduction by Andrew Welburn; Jonathan Stedall

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Quick Look

An epic Scandinavian narrative brought to life with luminous illustrations.

Format:
hardback
Size:
288 x 208 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Steiner-Waldorf Education; Art & Literature
Illustrations:
10 colour illustrations
Extent:
64 pages
ISBN:
9780863156205
Publication date:
15 Nov 2007

Description

The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson is a folksong which only came to light in 1850 when a clergyman called Landstad heard it in a lonely valley in Telemark, Norway. No one knows how long it had existed, but it's an epic narrative telling the story of a young man who slept for twelve nights in the depths of winter, and then awoke to share the wondrous sights he had seen.

This edition is illustrated with Janet Jordan's striking paintings which give life to Olaf and help the modern reader engage with the ancient saga.

Author

Janet Jordan is a painter who draws her inspiration from Goethe's colour theory. She lives in Cheltenham, UK.

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